Doctor of Physiotherapy

    • CRICOS Code: 071302J

    Where will this take me?


    A mastery of the inner workings of the human body awaits those who undertake this prestigious degree. Taught by leading researchers in the field at the best clinical schools in the state, the Doctor of Physiotherapy is the perfect pathway to becoming an industry-leading practitioner, and provide world-class care to every patient you encounter.

    Exciting clinical practice opportunities

    As a graduate of the Doctor of Physiotherapy, there will be many opportunities to explore clinical practice, research and advocacy.

    With no equivalent program of its level currently operating in Victoria, the opportunities for graduates range from private and sporting facility practice, through to community health and major hospital placements.

    You can take advantage of competitive opportunities that arise to join expert teams in leading hospitals such as the Royal Melbourne, Austin Health, Western, St. Vincent’s and Royal Children’s. Our close relationship with the Royal Children’s Hospital allows graduates to accumulate exclusive clinical experience in Paediatrics at one of the country’s leading institutions.

    Throughout the program, you will witness the power of health care in action. As a graduate, you may have the opportunity to work with a variety of community groups, including special schools and homeless shelters. Your ability to analyse health problems in context and build outcomes that work will have tangible effects on people’s lives.

    Through contact with established physiotherapists, you can develop your leadership and management skills. You will witness how successful physiotherapists structure and run their own businesses. You will also learn how to future-proof your work with a greater understanding of new and innovative practices, which will equip you to better serve patients now and beyond.

    An internationally recognised qualification

    Graduates from the Doctor of Physiotherapy emerge as strong leaders in their field. With this internationally recognised qualification, previous graduates have ventured around the world with their practice, including the UK, Fiji, Japan, Hong Kong, and the United States.

    Graduates from the program are also eligible to register as a physiotherapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Authority (AHPRA) and immediately enter the workforce, often at a much higher pay grade than their peers.